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February 25th 2018
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Camarillo, CA 93010

GUI2004 PBY-5A Catalina


MSRP: $127.99
Price: $95.99
You Save: $32.00 (25 %)
Item Number: GUI2004
Manufacturer: Guillows
Manufacturer Part No: 2004
Flown by most Allied Forces in World War 2, the PBY Catalina became the most successful wartime flying boat because of its flight range, carrying capacity and ability to land on any reasonable body of calm water. From the attack on Pearl Harbor thru war’s end, the PBY saw service in nearly every combat theater around the globe-from icy Greenland and Alaska to the steaming tropics of the South Pacific where many personnel of downed bombers owed their lives to at-sea rescues by PBY’s. When the war terminated in 1945, many surviving Catalina’s began new careers as cargo transports, forest fire water bombers and members of geophysical survey teams. In these and other civilian roles, a number of PBY’s continued to successfully operate until the early 1980’s.
 
An impressive scale "Build 'n Show" display model of the most successful flying boat ever produced. This balsa wood airplane kit can be built as either a PBY-5 flying boat or a PBY-5a amphibious flying boat with floats and wheels retracted or in the landing position. 
 
Now available as balsa and tissue models, these unique scale construction kits offer an interesting alternative to the wide range of plastic models offered hobby fans. Built as "skeleton" models (as shown) they make impressive display pieces. Tissue covered and decorated with decal insignia, each model is an eye-catching replica of its namesake. The results are certain to please both the beginner and advanced model builder. For ages 14 and up
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